Tagged: Global Status Report Alcohol

NEWS: Pakistan: Booze Battle Amid Ramadan and COVID-19

A battle for booze has ensured in Pakistan amidst Ramadan and COVID-19 lockdown. A majority Muslim country, Pakistan does not allow consumption of alcohol for Muslims due to religious reasons. Regulations are specifically tightened during Ramadan season a holy month for Muslims…

NEWS: Africa: Big Alcohol Drives Alcohol Use With Bigger Bottles

Using over-sized bottles, beer giant AB InBev is pumping up the volume in Africa in pursuit of ever more profits. A beer war is unfolding on the back of people and communities with major rival Heineken…

NEWS: Poland: Alcohol Killed 110,000 Poles In Last 15 Years

New data from PWSZ show that in Poland about 110,000 Poles were killed by alcohol in the last 15 years. Health indicators which was improving since the dip in 1990s have started to again go on reverse since 2003. Researchers from PWSZ show the main reason is increasing alcohol consumption in the country…

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BLOG: 9 Truths About Big Alcohol You Didn’t Know WHO Reported On

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the world’s premier norm-setting agency in public and global health, including for alcohol prevention and control. For example through the WHO global alcohol status report – the most authoritative source of evidence about alcohol they report latest data about alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and alcohol policy implementation.
What is less known and what receives much less attention is how the global alcohol status report covers Big Alcohol. It actually provides remarkable revelations.
In this compelling blog, Shehara explores the nine truths about the alcohol industry that should receive much wider attention…

NEWS: Botswana: NCDs Reach Epidemic Level

Vice President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has warned NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases) are reaching epidemic levels and called for renewed strategies in the fight to prevent and control them. The Vice President made the remarks in a speech at the inaugural meeting of the National AIDS and Health Promotion Council (NAHPC)…

NEWS: New York, USA: Plans to Reduce BAC Limit

A bill has been proposed in the state assembly and senate to reduce the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit from the curren 0.8% to 0.5%. Big Alcohol front group American Beverage Institute (ABI) has issued a statement against the bill. ABI has been lobbying against the adoption of a similar bill in California as well…

NEWS: Rwanda: Heineken To Sell Beer Below $1

In a move designed to reduce retail prices and boost sales in Rwanda, East Africa and across the African continent, Heineken is starting local production sites. In Rwanda, the country’s biggest beer producer Bralirwa is set to commence Heineken production. Rwanda joins Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Ethiopia as local producers of Heineken in Africa…

NEWS: Heineken Under Investigation For New Tax Scheme

Heineken Korea is under investogation for rigging prices to save tax.
The Korean subsidiary of the second largest beer producer in the world, Heineken International, is under investigation by the Korean customs authority for allegedly manipulating original import prices of its beer brands to lower tax. If found guilty of the charges, the tax scheme could mean a fine of more than 10 billion won ($8.9 million)…

PRESS RELEASE: It’s Time To Deliver On Alcohol Control

Brand new WHO report on alcohol contains good news but paints overall gloomy picture.
The WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, released today at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, shows some positive developments concerning alcohol harm and alcohol policy formulation and implementation but also clearly depicts that countries are falling short of their commitment to protect their people from pervasive alcohol harm…

BLOG: Towards Alcohol Laws In Gulu: Low Hanging Fruit?

Armed with the collection of our community’s stories about the impact of alcohol, we sat outside the office of Gulu’s District Chairperson. We waited amongst a mixed assortment of people: three Ugandan men in fancy suits, an Indian man clutching some business cards, a woman in a frayed skirt and bare feet…